updated 11:53 am EST, Fri December 28, 2012
New York MTA releases free train status iOS app
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority has launched a free new website and iOS app that allows users to see time estimates for specific train stations. Available for roughly one third of New York's subway stations, the app and website get their dat from a new subway signalling system that was slowly installed between 1997 and 2008. Currently data is provided for 156 stations for lines 1,2,3; 4,5,6 and S 42 St. Shuttle, however additional stations will be added in the near future.
Arachne leather case for iPad mini
The Arachne, a new leather case designed for the iPad mini, has been released by Acase. The case is offered in three colors, black, chest, and vintage brown, each that is made from genuine leather materials. Similar to Apple's Smart Cover, the Arachne also uses a magnetic enclosure that can automatically sleep and wake the device when the case is closed or opened. The Arachne can be purchased through Amazon and Acase's online stores for $40.